About the author
Geek and nerd Joe D has in the past studied genetics, molecular and cell biology, worked in cancer research, and made contemptuous amounts of money from incompetently composed photographs. The views expressed on this weblog are not his own; rather, he stole them from you through mind invasion.
e: joe at dunckley dot me dot uk
My other blog is a…
Photoblog! Check out cotch dot net for photos and stuff about photos.
Science blog! A blog about cancer cell and molecular biology, coming soon...
Cycling and transport policy blog! At War With The Motorist looks at how car-centric planning has ruined Britain's streets and given us bad public transport and cycling infrastructure.
Skepticism blog! I contribute to the group blog Lay Science on the nature of science, skepticism, and bad arguments.
Science publishing blog! It's called Journalology and it's a group blog about publishers, journals, papers and data.
Fiction blog! Where I make stuff up, coming soon...
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Tag Archives: london
In 2000, London’s previous mayor, Ken Livingstone, began the process of fixing forty years of mistakes that had been made in the pursuit of the impossible — the comfortable accommodation of mass motor vehicle use in a dense city centre. … Continue reading
In a post about designing ever increasing amounts of truck and van dependence into business models, I mentioned that an “Edgar’s Cool Water” had followed me on twitter and had justified their business with the argument that some people in … Continue reading
After the Conservative group of the London Assembly walked out on the first attempt to discuss Jenny Jones’s Blackfriars Bridge motion, the members redeemed themselves somewhat by voting unanimously — all parties, all members — against making Blackfriars Bridge and … Continue reading
This is the view from my office kitchen back when I had that real job (before I gave it all up to do this instead). The sun is rising over the city, with the Docklands towers just visible, pale in … Continue reading
It is wrong to think in terms of “private” versus “public” transport. That is important only to the bureaucrats who have to manage transport problems and fund transport solutions. What matters is social versus anti-social transport. Originally posted at At … Continue reading
Paul says: The post is implies, that there is a huge latent demand for cycling in the UK, which will translate into actual cycling if the infrastructure is provided. The truth is that many adults in the UK prefer to … Continue reading
I take everything back. I was wrong. I realise now that in a place like Stamford Street, Southwark, the car offers outstanding convenience and time savings that will make my life better. Now I just need to know whether to … Continue reading
On the urban motorway that is Whitechapel. Whitechapel should be the quintessential neighbourhood High Street: it has the tube station, the bus stops, the shops and pubs and library — sorry, “Idea Store” — and the street market that these … Continue reading
On Saturday I wrote about the leaked draft of the Tories’ coalition’s draft new planning policy document: LAs are told to take into account existing local car ownership rates when doing this. Fair enough, but why aren’t they also told … Continue reading
This was during the first of the student protests last year, when Conservative Party HQ was smashed up for the cameras. It was long over by this time, but there was still a large backlog of arrests being processed in … Continue reading
Brian Haw had a few weird ideas amongst the good ones in his head — in that he was not unusual. But the weird ones do not mean that we don’t all owe him thanks for the good ideas and … Continue reading
While working on my photography stuff, it occurred to me to add a new recurring feature here… A cloud of single occupant vehicles. This is London’s Silk Road — Theobald’s Road for the West End on the right, heading … Continue reading
The sky lightening, I head for a bridge with a scene that would suit a subtle sunrise photograph, as Big Ben rang for four fifteen. Bored policemen loiter beside their van, parked in the Westminster Bridge bike lane. Tired taxi … Continue reading
According to SCIENTISTS, “pollution is not improved by c-charge.” (“Improved”? These scientists are so sloppy with their language.) Journalists all over the city are this week reporting that the congestion charge has not reduced air pollution problems in central London, … Continue reading